Covering of Plate after Anterior Cervical Fusion in Patients with Complete Spinal Cord Injury to Prevent Esophageal Injury: Technical Note
Conclusion As a technical note, it seems like this method would be able to reduce the prevalence of esophagus injury among quadriplegic patients. However, to substantiate the efficacy of this technique, long-term follow-up and larger sample size are needed because esophageal injury occurs rarely. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - September 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Oraee-Yazdani, Saeed Golmohammadi, Maryam Akhlaghpasand, Mohammadhosein Oraee-Yazdani, Maryam Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

Neuroendoscopy-Assisted Evacuation of Chronic Subdural Hematoma with Mixed CT Density Through A Novel Small Bone Flap
Conclusion Neuroendoscopy provides excellent illumination and vision when a small bone flap is employed. The main advantages of this technique include the precise treatment of structures which are related with progression and recurrence of CSDH, and the minimally invasive nature of the procedure. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - September 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Huang, Chuan Jun Liu, Xing Zhou, Xiao Ting Qian, Wei Li, Chen Hong Wang, Jin Hui Zhang, Wei Zou, Yu Tags: Surgical Technique Source Type: research

Imaging in the Diagnosis of Nonspecific Pyogenic Spondylodiskitis
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709168The prevalence of nonspecific pyogenic spondylodiskitis, associated with both a high morbidity and a high mortality, has increased in the last few decades. The diagnosis is often delayed because of the nonspecific clinical manifestation at the early stage. The reliability of radiographs is limited, particularly in early stage after the onset of infection. Computed tomography (CT) can reliably assess the bony condition with the possibility of spatial visualization. Contrast enhancement supports the detection of affected soft tissue. Magnetic resonance imaging (MR...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - September 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Heyde, Christoph Eckhard Spiegl, Ulrich Josef Albert Voelker, Anna von der Hoeh, Nicolas Henkelmann, Jeanette Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Mini-Tubular Access Surgery: A Single Surgeon's 12 Years in the Corridors of the Neuroaxis
Conclusions This report demonstrates that mini-tubular access surgery can be adapted to pathologies in the entire neuroaxis with outcomes that are comparable with open techniques. Limited tissue dissection, smaller incisions, and limited bone resection make the mini-tubular access approach a desirable option when feasible. Greater experience with all of these techniques is needed before the definitive status of these procedures in the neurosurgical armamentarium can be demonstrated. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract&n...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - September 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Zagzoog, Nirmeen Alsunbul, Waleed Elgheriani, Ali Takroni, Radwan Reddy, Kesava Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Neurosurgery in Contemporary Medical Dramas: How Grey's Anatomy & Co. May Affect Perception of Neurosurgery in the Media
Conclusions Considering the popularity of medical dramas and movies dealing with medical topics, we must consider the general public's picture of neurosurgery to be widely influenced by the media. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - September 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Pilz, Merle Stummer, Walter Holling, Markus Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Current Practice of Neurosurgical Teleconsultation in Germany
Conclusion The results of the survey demonstrate that teleconsultation for medical images and cases is a frequently used and well-accepted tool in neurosurgical health care. However, a standardized neurosurgical procedure is still lacking and the statutory rules for this field of digital medicine are generally not known in our community. Potential misinterpretation and resulting misjudgment seem to be realistic drawbacks. Thus, we see a necessity for elaboration of guidelines for teleconsultation in neurosurgery on national and European basis. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme e...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - September 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Geiger, Matthias Florian Wilhelmy, Saskia Schmidt, Mathias Firsching, Raimund Gro ß, Dominik Clusmann, Hans Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Spontaneous Intraparenchymal Tension Pneumocephalus
We present a rare case of spontaneous tension pneumocephalus. A 64-year-old woman presented with a severe aggravating headache. Computed tomography revealed a large air collection in the brain parenchyma of the right frontal lobe, both lateral ventricles, and the subarachnoid space. Emergent craniotomy was performed because her headache got progressively worse. We found that an abnormal bony protrusion connected the frontal sinus mucosa and the intraparenchymal pneumocephalus. After removal of the bony mass and repair of the defect, the patient immediately recovered and there was no recurrence. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - September 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Seo, Hyukjoon Kim, Sang Hoon Ryu, Jiwook Lee, Sung Ho Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Evaluation of Predictive Models for Complications following Spinal Surgery
Conclusions We identified a cohort of 30 validated predictive models of complications following spinal surgery for degenerative conditions, deformity, infection, and trauma. Accurate evidence-based predictive models may enhance shared decision making, improve rehabilitation, reduce adverse events, and inform best practices. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Dietz, Nicholas Sharma, Mayur Alhourani, Ahmad Ugiliweneza, Beatrice Wang, Dengzhi Drazin, Doniel Boakye, Max Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion – Prevalence and Risk Factors
Conclusions In our cohort, the prevalence of postoperative RLNP after ACDF was 9.0%. The fact that none of the examined variables was associated with the occurrence of RLNP supports the view that postoperative RLNP may depend more on direct mechanical manipulation during surgery than on specific patient or surgical characteristics. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - August 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Huschbeck, Alina Knoop, Michael Gahleitner, Adrian Koch, Stefan Schrom, Thomas Stoffel, Michael Alfieri, Alex Dengler, Julius Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Impact of Navigated Task-specific fMRI on Direct Cortical Stimulation
Conclusion Navigated fMRI data did not influence DCS in practice. Presurgical language disturbances limited the applicability of DCS mapping in awake surgery. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Leote, Joao Lou ção, Ricardo Viegas, Catarina Lauterbach, Martin Perez-Hick, Ant ónio Monteiro, Joana Nunes, Rita G. Ferreira, Hugo A. Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

Incidental Durotomy Following Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Performed with the Modified Wiltse Approach
Conclusion The present study displays a limited incidence of durotomy in the primary interventions and to a lesser degree in the revisions, all of which had used a TLIF performed with the modified Wiltse approach. This procedure probably circumvented the need for further revisions. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - June 25, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sheinis, Dimitri Sheinis, Vadim Benharroch, Daniel Ohana, Nissim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Epidural Catheter-Assisted Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Diskectomy: A Technical Note
Conclusions Epidural catheter-assisted PETLD has several advantages and can overcome the limitations of conventional PETLD. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - June 22, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kim, Ki Joon Jang, JeeSoo Jang, Il-Tae Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

Microsurgical Treatment of 86 Anterior Choroidal Artery Aneurysms: Analysis of Factors Influencing the Prognosis
Conclusions The analysis of characteristics of SAH on CT, aneurysm size, and presence or absence of postoperative complications can roughly determine the outcome of patients with AChAAs. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - June 19, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Lu, Chunli Feng, Yugong Li, Huanting Li, Shifang Gu, Lingwen Liu, Wei Zhang, Pining Zhang, Hongliang Lu, Donglin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Surgical Treatment of Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms: Hints and Precautions for Young Cerebrovascular Surgeons
Conclusion In the setting of clipping AComA aneurysms, respect for surgical rules is of paramount importance to perform an efficacious and safe procedure and ensure the best aneurysm exclusion and preservation of neurovascular structures. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sturiale, Carmelo Lucio Ricciardi, Luca Marchese, Enrico Puca, Alfredo Olivi, Alessandro Albanese, Alessio Tags: Surgical Technique Source Type: research

Acute Improvement in Intraoperative EMG During Common Fibular Nerve Decompression in Patients with Symptomatic Diabetic Sensorimotor Peripheral Neuropathy: EMG and Clinical Attribute Interrelations
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1701619 Study Aims Electromyographic (EMG) recordings of the fibularis longus and tibialis anterior muscles were performed intraoperatively during nerve decompression (ND) of the common fibular nerve (CFN) in patients with symptomatic diabetic sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy. Patient demographics and clinical attributes were compared against changes in EMG after ND and analyzed for possible correlations. Methods Intraoperative changes in CFN EMG were analyzed for correlations against sex, age, body mass index (BMI), hemoglobin A1c (A1c), and type and...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 26, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Yamasaki, Dwayne S. Nickerson, D. Scott Anderson, James C. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Efficacy of Platelet-rich Plasma for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709170 Background Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be beneficial for patients with low back pain. However, the results remain controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the efficacy of PRP for low back pain. Methods PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases were searched systematically. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of PRP on low back pain were included. Two investigators independently searched articles, extracted data, and assessed the quality of included studies. T...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 21, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Xuan, Zhaopeng Yu, Wenjun Dou, Yichen Wang, Tao Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Use of Sham Interventions in Randomized Controlled Trials in Neurosurgery
Conclusion Sham-controlled RCTs in neurosurgery are feasible. Most aim to minimize bias and to evaluate the efficacy of pain management methods, especially in spinal disorders. The greatest proportion of sham-controlled RCTs involves different types of substance administration routes, with sham surgery the less commonly performed. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 21, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Gorayeb, Rodrigo Panico Forjaz, Maria Jo ão Ferreira, Ant ónio Gonçalves Ferreira, Joaquim Jos é Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Pre- and Intraoperative Mapping for Tumors in the Primary Motor Cortex: Decision-Making Process in Surgical Resection
Conclusion The independently acquired anatomical (anatomical MRI) and functional (nTMS and tractography) tests in patients with CST lesions provide a useful guide for resection. The inclusion of histologic information (smear with or without 5-ALA) further allows the surgical team to balance the potential functional risks within the global treatment plan. Therefore, the patient is kept at the center of the informed decision-making process. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Jou...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 21, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Lavrador, Jos é Pedro Ghimire, Prajwal Brogna, Christian Furlanetti, Luciano Patel, Sabina Gullan, Richard Ashkan, Keyoumars Bhangoo, Ranjeev Vergani, Francesco Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Collision of Priorities in Posttraumatic Coma and Suspected Multiple Injuries: A Prospective Multicenter Trial
Conclusion Comatose patients with suspected multiple injuries should only be admitted to hospitals with a continuous neurosurgical service because intracranial operations are more frequent in the first 48 hours than extracranial operations. Depending on the neurologic status of the patient, an urgent surgical decompression may be essential for a good outcome. The GCS alone is not a sufficient tool for the neurologic assessment and the prognosis of patients with multiple injuries. The onset of clinical signs of brainstem dysfunction indicates a critical deterioration of the functioning of the central nervous sys...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 21, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Firsching, Raimund Voellger, Benjamin Woischneck, Dieter Rashidi, Ali Mohammed K önig, Rebecca Luchtmann, Michael Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Reactive Thrombocytosis in Non-aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Conclusion Our study is the first to investigate the role of thrombocyte dynamics, reactive thrombocytosis, and the clinical course of NA-SAH patients. Our analysis showed no significant impact of thrombocyte count on NA-SAH sequelae. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 21, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Dubinski, Daniel Won, Sae-Yeon Behmanesh, Bedjan Brawanski, Nina Seifert, Volker Senft, Christian Konczalla, Juergen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Radiologic Efficacy and Patient Satisfaction after Minimally Invasive Unilateral Laminotomy and Bilateral Decompression in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Retrospective Analysis
Conclusion Our findings suggest that bilateral decompression via a unilateral approach shows improved radiologic outcomes, varying based on the type of stenosis. Furthermore, patient satisfaction significantly improved regardless of the type of disease. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kim, Seung-Kook Ryu, Sungmo Kim, Eun-Sang Lee, Sun-Ho Lee, Su-chan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Erratum: Multicentric Registry Study on Epidemiological and Biological Disease Profile as Well as Clinical Outcome in Patients with Low-Grade Gliomas: The LoG-Glio Project
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1712923 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Pala, Andrej Nadji-Ohl, Minou Faust, Katharina R ückriegel, Stefan Roder, Constantin von der Brelie, Christian Forster, Marie-Therese L öbel, Franziska Schommer, Stefan L öhr, Mario Gr übel, Nadja Rothenbacher, Dietrich K önig, Ralph Engelke, Jens Sc Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Combined Surgical Resection and Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Glioblastoma: Technical Note
Conclusion Malignant gliomas in deep-seated locations or in close proximity to white matter structures are challenging to manage. LITT followed by surgical resection may provide an alternative for tumor debulking that minimizes potential morbidities and extent of residual tumor. Further studies comparing this approach with standard resection techniques are warranted. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 3, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Vega, Rafael A. Traylor, Jeffrey I. Patel, Rajan Muir, Matthew Bastos, Dheigo C.A. Prabhu, Sujit S. Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

Comparison of Reoperation after Fusion and after Decompression for Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Single-Center Experience of 987 Cases
Conclusion The reoperation rate, preoperative risk factors, reason for revision, reoperation type, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and time interval between index and re-surgery were different between the primary fusion and primary decompression. A better understanding of disease pathophysiology and surgical procedure characteristics will facilitate improvement in disease management and the development of treatment strategies. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journa...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 3, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kim, Seung-Kook Park, Seoung-woo Lim, Byun-chul Lee, Su-Chan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Olfaction in Olfactory Groove Meningiomas
Conclusions Assessment of olfactory function is both vital in preoperative decision making (surgical approach, radicality of resection) and when evaluating surgical outcome. Preoperative normosmia seems to be the most important prognostic factor for functional olfactory outcome. In normosmic patients the olfaction was preserved in 62.5% of cases. Moreover, higher meningioma volume is associated with worse olfactory function before and following the surgery. The greatest advantage of the unilateral surgical approach is anatomical preservation of the contralateral olfactory nerve with a satisfactory functional outcome. ...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 3, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Dedeciusova, Michaela Svoboda, Norbert Benes, Vladimir Astl, Jaromir Netuka, David Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Schwannoma of the Greater Superficial Petrosal Nerve: An Unusual Site for a Common Tumor
We present one such rare case of GSPN schwannoma and discuss the clinical spectrum and management along with a review of the literature. We demonstrate the surgical steps in an operative video. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 3, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Uppar, Alok Mohan Rao, Shilpa Prasad, Chandrajit Arimappamagan, Arivazhagan Santosh, Vani Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Delayed Transfer of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Branch of the Radial Nerve to the Anterior Interosseous Nerve for Restoration of Thumb and Index Finger Flexion: Case Report
We report the surgical results of a patient affected by an HMNI with partial spontaneous recovery after a gunshot wound. AIN function was successfully restored in a delayed fashion by transferring the radial nerve branch to the extensor carpi radialis brevis to the AIN. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - May 3, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Salom ão, Renan de Oliveira, Jairo Porf írio Junger, Carolina Fernandes Soares Ricardo, Luiz Cezar de Lima, Carlos Roberto Acioly, Marcus Andre Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Parieto-Occipital Interhemispheric Transfalcine, Trans-Bitentorial Approach for Radical Resection of Falcotentorial Meningiomas
Conclusions The parieto-occipital interhemispheric transfalcine, trans-bitentorial approach with the triple-window method opens an anterolateral operating field in addition to a posterosuperior operating field in large tumors located in the falcotentorial and pineal region, extending anteroposteriorly and bilaterally. The twosome four-hand retractorless technique via this approach enables visualization of the tumor matrix at sites, which are barely visible with the conventional approach. Thus, the tumor can be removed more radically and safely. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme ...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - April 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Okada, Tomu Miyahara, Kousuke Tanino, Shin Suzuki, Kouji Watanabe, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Yuusuke Hataoka, Syunsuke Uriu, Yasuhiro Ichikawa, Teruo Fujitsu, Kazuhiko Niino, Hitoshi Yagishita, Saburou Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

A Practical 3D-Printed Model for Training of Endoscopic and Exoscopic Intracerebral Hematoma Surgery with a Tubular Retractor
Conclusion Our model was practical for endoscopic and exoscopic ICH surgery training. The results of our program showed that prior surgical experience benefited the mastery of both the endoscopic and the exoscopic ICH surgery in the 3D-printed model. Our model could make mastering basic skills more efficient. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - April 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Zhu, Junhao Wen, Guodao Tang, Chao Zhong, Chunyu Yang, Jin Ma, Chiyuan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effect of Surgical Intervention on Neurologic Recovery in Patients with Central Cord Syndrome
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1691753To review the experience of managing central cord syndrome (CCS) surgically, we retrospectively reviewed 71 patients from October 2015 to April 2017. Deteriorating neurologic status with evidence of radiologic compression and spinal instability were absolute indications for surgery. The American Spinal and Injury Association (ASIA) motor scores (AMS) were recorded at the time of admission (aAMS), 3 days postoperatively (3dAMS), 1 month postoperatively(1mAMS), and at final follow-up (fAMS). Analysis of variance was performed to compare 3dAMS, 1mAMS, and fA...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - April 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Du, Li Zhao, Shichang Zhu, Zhongsheng Xue, Feng Zhang, Yadong Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cognitive Impairment in Children with Arachnoid Cyst of Sylvian Fissure: Does it Justify the Neurosurgical Treatment?
This report discusses the relationship between arachnoid cysts (ACs) and cognitive deficits, and we ask if cognitive impairments could justify neurosurgical treatment. In clinical practice, only AC patients with symptoms of intracranial hypertension or focal neurological deficits are referred to surgery. Occasionally, one might assume that nonspecific problems such as impairment of learning, speech, or cognitive functions are caused by an AC and can be improved by surgery. We describe three patients, in which surgery was indicated on the basis of clinical symptoms such as headaches and the size of the cysts. A neuropsychol...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - April 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kwiatkowska, Karolina D ębicka, Magdalena Maryniak, Agnieszka Kwiatkowski, Stanis ław Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Reliability of Intraoperative Monitoring in Patients with a Preexisting Motor Deficit: Case Report and Literature Review
Conclusions Preoperative weakness is traditionally accepted as a relative contraindication to IOM and therefore its usefulness is questioned in this context. Our case challenges this assumption. We present the clinical course, review the cranial and spinal literature including the reliability of IOM in cases of preoperative motor deficit, and discuss the need for tailor-made IOM strategies. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Visagan, Ravindran Lavrador, Jos é Pedro Acharya, Shami Pereira, Noemia Bodi, Istvan Ashkan, Keyoumars Bhangoo, Ranjeev Vergani, F. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Correlates with Neurologic Outcome After Endovascular and Surgical Treatment of a Cervical Arteriovenous Malformation
Conclusions Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring correlates with neurologic outcome after endovascular and surgical treatment of a cervical AVM. Intraoperative monitoring provides continuous functional information of long and metameric spinal cord pathways, which is critical when deciding on the vessel to be embolized and during microsurgical excision where the surgeon is in less control of the AVM hemodynamic flow. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurologi...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: S ánchez Roldán, M. Angeles Tellez, Maria J. Mora, Francisco Ghatan, Saadi Roonprapunt, Chanland Ulkatan, Sedat Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Case Report of Cerebellar Endometriosis
We describe a case of cerebellar endometriosis in a 39-year-old woman who underwent posterior fossa decompression multiple times without establishing a correct diagnosis. Her neurologic status progressively worsened due to chronic hydrocephalus and brainstem compression by cysts. Late in the clinical course, histology from the cyst wall was taken that revealed endometriosis with clear cells and positive immunohistology for progesterone and estrogen receptors. Treatment with gestagens was started but did not improve the patient's status. In patients with chronic recurring intracranial cysts and hydrocephalus, cerebral endom...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Meggyesy, Michael Friese, Michael Gottschalk, Joachim Kehler, Uwe Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Tractography in Neurosurgery: A Systematic Review of Current Applications
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1691823The ability to visualize the brain's fiber connections noninvasively in vivo is relatively young compared with other possibilities of functional magnetic resonance imaging. Although many studies showed tractography to be of promising value for neurosurgical care, the implications remain inconclusive. An overview of current applications is presented in this systematic review. A search was conducted for ((“tractography” or “fiber tracking” or “fibre tracking”) and “neurosurgery”) that produced 751 results. We identif...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 16, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Wende, Tim Hoffmann, Karl-Titus Meixensberger, J ürgen Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Endoscopic Management of Chronic Subdural Hematoma
Conclusion The endoscopic technique is an effective alternative technique for treating CSDH. Although the study has limitations because of the small number of patients with a short follow-up, the study indicated that thick and vascular membranes, septations, and organized and solid clots can be removed effectively using this technique. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 16, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Yadav, Yad Ram Ratre, Shailendra Parihar, Vijay Bajaj, Jitin Sinha, Mallika Kumar, Ambuj Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Delayed Neurological Deterioration after Depressed Fracture over Superior Sagittal Sinus: Our Experience with 13 Patients
Conclusion Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) may follow a depressed fracture over the SSS. It may occur immediately after trauma or later. Surgical decompression with elevation of the depressed segment is indicated. Persistence of manifestations of raised ICP despite elevation of the depressed segment indicates the occurrence of an SSS thrombosis. CSF pressure should be measured to confirm the diagnosis and consider a thecoperitoneal shunt. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Sourc...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 16, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Elshanawany, Ahmed Ragab, Mahmoud Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Headache Perception in an Epilepsy Patient with Neuromodulation by Anterior Thalamic Nuclei Deep Brain Stimulation: A Case Report
Conclusion ANT-DBS and VNS may influence epilepsy-associated chronic headache in different ways. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 16, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Pintea, Bogdan Surges, Rainer Bostr öm, Jan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Brain Mapping
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2020; 81: 093-094 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702180 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 16, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Krieg, Sandro M. Seidel, Kathleen Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Special Issue – The Idea Behind
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2020; 81: 091-092 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705149 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 16, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Rohde, Veit Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The Impact of a Stabilization Exercise on Neck Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions A stabilization exercise can provide some benefits to control neck pain. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 6, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Wu, Binbin Yuan, Hongyan Geng, Deyu Zhang, Liang Zhang, Cheng Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus with Primary Presentation of Psychiatric Disturbance?
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3402772 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 6, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Onder, Halil Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Pulmonary Complications and Sepsis Following Severe Acute Subdural Hematoma in Patients Who Underwent Craniotomy versus Craniectomy: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1701235 Background The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of craniotomy (CO) and decompressive craniectomy (DC) for evacuation of acute subdural hematoma (SDH) on pulmonary complications and sepsis. Methods Study data were obtained from the National Trauma Data Bank (2007–2010). Only patients who met all of the following criteria were included in this analysis: sustained blunt injuries, presented with severe traumatic brain injury, sustained an associated SDH, presented with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score ≤&thinsp...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - March 3, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ahmed, Nasim Greenberg, Patricia Shin, Seung Hoon Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Treatment of recurrent intracranial aneurysms: Gore-Tex Interposition Method for Prevention of Galvanic Corrosion at the Clips
We describe a new method for preventing galvanic corrosion induced by contact between old and new clips of different materials during clipping for recurrent intracranial aneurysms. After applying a new clip to the aneurysm neck close to the old clip, a Gore-Tex (GORE PRECLUDE; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Newark, Delaware, United States) sheet is interposed to prevent contact between the old and new clip. The procedure was used successfully in three cases. The present technique is beneficial for the treatment of recurrent intracranial aneurysms to prevent galvanic corrosion when encountering difficulty in removing a p...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - February 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Yokoya, Shigeomi Hino, Akihiko Oka, Hideki Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

Mortality, Morbidity, and Prognostic Factors in the Surgical Resection of Brain Metastases: A Contemporary Cohort Study
Conclusion Morbidity and mortality were high, a third of the patients lived > 1 year, and the KPS score improved or remained unchanged in most cases. Prognostic indices and health conditions were important predictive factors, but the KPSpo score and adjuvant RT were independent variables for survival at 12 weeks and at 1 year. Therefore, new studies are needed to assess the influence of new therapies and specific molecular profiles. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - February 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Picarelli, Helder Oliveira, Marcelo de Lima Marta, Gustavo Nader Solla, Davi J. Fontoura Teixeira, Manoel Jacobsen Figueiredo, Eberval Gadelha Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Lumbar Canal Stenosis: A Prospective Clinicoradiologic Analysis
Conclusion DSCA, morphological grading, and sedimentation sign are good to excellent radiologic indicators differentiating patients with simple back pain from those with lumbar spinal stenosis. Clinically, ODI is an excellent indicator of the severity of stenosis. But ODI statistically has no significant correlation to any of these radiologic parameters. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - February 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Jain, Nikhil Acharya, Shankar Adsul, Nitin Maruti Haritwal, Mukesh Kumar Kumar, Manoj Chahal, Rupinder Singh Kalra, Kashmiri Lal Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

When Right Is on the Left (and Vice Versa): A Case Series of Glioma Patients with Reversed Lateralization of Cognitive Functions
This study supports the interest of presurgical task-based language fMRI to identify patients with a reversed lateralization of cognitive functions and to make an adequate selection of the battery of intraoperative cognitive tasks to be monitored in those rare outliers. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - February 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Mandonnet, Emmanuel Mellerio, Charles Barberis, Marion Poisson, Isabelle Jansma, Johan Martijn Rutten, Geert-Jan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Transnasal Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702205 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - February 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Rohde, Veit Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Fluorescence-guided neurosurgery
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702197 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - February 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Rohde, Veit Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Hemispheric Dominance for Language and Side Effects in Mapping the Inferior Frontal Junction Area with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Conclusion Our results of (1) unspecific pre-/motor effects similarly induced in both hemispheres, and (2) a specific focus of TMS susceptibility in the language-dominant hemisphere render any substantial contribution of nonlanguage-specific effects in TMS language mapping of the inferior frontal junction area highly unlikely. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - February 11, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sakreida, Katrin Blume-Schnitzler, Johanna Frankem ölle, Grit Drews, Vanessa Heim, Stefan Willmes, Klaus Clusmann, Hans Neuloh, Georg Tags: Original Article Source Type: research